The indie film “12 Days of Giving” is conducting a talent search for all of the lead and supporting roles in the film. Initial auditions will be done through self-taped and/or Skype auditions. The movie’s production company Expression Entertainment has also scheduled an open casting call for Monday January 16, 2017 in Fremont, Nebraska. The production company needs people of all ages and types to work as fully paid extras. The film will shoot in the Fremont, NE area from February 1, 2017 through February 17, 2017.
“12 Days of Giving” is a feel-good Christmas movie that centers on small town photographer Baxter Billings, who after winning a Porsche in a raffle, opts to go home with $50,000 in cash instead – and because it’s Christmastime, he can’t resist the urge to help those around him, a decision that radically alters his life for the better.
“12 Days of Giving” is being directed and written by Nebraska native Christine Conradt. Conradt has numerous writing and producing credits for Lifetime Television. She recently wrote the screenplay for the thriller feature film “Girlfriend Killer”, which is now in post-production. She recently directed the TV movie “Killer Mom”, and wrote the teleplay for the TV movie “The Guest She Found Online”. Conradt is also producing “12 Days of Giving” along with Chris Goodman and Boris Isaac. Executive producer is Neil Harrington.
12 Days of Giving Extras Open Casting Call (casting details for speaking roles is posted below)
All types and ages of people are welcome to attend the following open casting call. This is for paid extras. Please bring a sheet of paper with your personal contact information, complete with types name, phone number, email address, location where you live, and availability for the first half of February. A clear color photo should also be attached to the contact sheet. Interviews will be short, but the wait to interview could be long. People are encouraged to bring snacks and water with them to the casting call.
Fremont City Auditorium
925 N. Broad Street
Fremont, NE 68025
Monday January 17, 2017
8:00am – 8:00pm
12 Days of Giving Talent Search Details for Lead and Supporting Roles
Chad Bishoff is casting majority of roles in the feature film, tentatively titled “12 Days of Giving”, a family focused Christmas movie. The feature is set to shoot in Fremont, Nebraska in February.
Principle Roles Casting Process:
Please submit pictures before January 16, 2017
Email Chad Bishoff your headshot & resume (if you have a resume) with full name, cell Phone, email, and location. You must also specify whether you are SAG/AFTRA, SAG Eligible, or Non-Union. All non-union members are encouraged to audition & those cast in the project will be Taft Hartley. Chad will then email back sides for the audition.
Email your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: Anyone auditioning MUST BE WILLING to work LOCAL in Fremont. No travel, mileage, per diem, hotels or reimbursements will be provided. However, as usual, production will provide all on set meals and craft service.
***ALL CAST MEMBERS WILL BE PAID THE BASE RATE PER THE SAG MODIFIED LOW BUDGET AGREEMENT***
ROLES TO BE CAST
1. BAXTER BILLINGS (lead). Early 30s, engaged to Audrey. Disillusioned small town school photographer that had big dreams of being a nature photographer. Wins $50,000 and finds true happiness in anonymously becoming the town’s secret Santa. When Baxter helps a little boy, Westin, whose single mother Pamela can’t afford to give him gifts, Westin figures out that Baxter is behind the wave of philanthropy and tries to blackmail him into being the father he never had.
2. PAMELA COLLINS (lead). Early 30s, single mother of Westin, works at a bookstore. Sweet and loving, Pamela does the best she can to provide for her son on her meager income. When Westin brings Baxter into their lives, she feels a connection to him.
3. WESTIN COLLINS. 7 years old. Son of Pamela. Loves hockey, smart beyond his years. Is the recipient of one of Baxter’s kind deeds and forges a friendship with him. When Westin discovers Baxter is the town’s secret Santa, he blackmails Baxter into being his surrogate father and ultimately makes one final demand—to date his mother.
4. CODY BILLINGS, Mid 30s, older brother of Baxter. Married to Lydia. Blue-collar. A man’s man. Encourages Baxter to enter the sweepstakes drawing which nets him $50,000.
5. AUDREY, late 20s, beautiful, fiancé of Baxter. Practical, smart, a climber. Loves fashion and the finer things in life. Resents Baxter for spending his winnings on other people. Believes Baxter should give up his dream and find a job that will allow them to have the things they want.
6. MARVIN, 60s, homeless man who lives in a storage facility in the mall. Wise. Is one of the recipients of Baxter’s charity and gives him the advice he needs to hear to make the right decision.
7. JUDY, 50s, female, sales clerk at the department store and calls to tell the recipients of Baxter’s charity that he has paid off their lay-aways.
8. MRS. FOSTER, grandmotherly woman whose lay-away is secretly paid off by Baxter. She spreads the word that someone is bringing Christmas joy to the town.
9. MRS. WILSON, 40s, librarian at the elementary school where Baxter takes photos. Helps him get a job photographing the church’s Christmas play.
10. Mr. GARRETT, 40s – 50s, loves selling, successful, owner of the car lot that donates the car for the sweepstakes.
11. WAITRESS 30s, pretty, accidentally spills food on Audrey. Is in a tough financial situation and ends up being the first recipient of Baxter’s charity.
12. AMANDA SHEN , late 20s, attractive, journalist that is following the story of the town’s secret Santa.
13. LYDIA BILLINGS, mid 30s, attractive, classic. Wife of Cody. Cares deeply about Baxter and encourages him to follow his dreams. Supports his endeavors by buying his photographs.
14. SERVER, late 20s, female, friend of the waitress who spilled on Audrey. Tries to console her.
15. JENNIFER WILLIAMS 30s, mother of three, finds out that Baxter anonymously paid off her lay-away.
16. BLUE COLLAR MAN, 30s – 40s, works as a janitor, finds out that Baxter anonymously paid off his lay-away.
17. DARRYL, 50s, ice skating rink manager and hockey coach. Gruff, but great with kids. Friendly. Helps Pamela find Baxter.
18. ELF, 20s- 50s, scam artist pretending to be Baxter.
19. NICE MAN, 30 – 60, helps an elder woman, gets into the Christmas spirit.
20. LITTLE GIRL, 12, lead in the Christmas play.
Los Angeles Casting:
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Los Angeles casting for starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.
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